Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, in collaboration with Violinist/Composer Mari Kimura, present the inaugural event of a new concert series entitled the “New AIR Festival”. The event features outstanding artists from the music and technology residencies at Harvestworks in New York City.
The two-day festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 at 8PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute.
Friday, Sept. 14, The New AIR Festival will feature two composers from the dynamic contemporary performer/composer collective “Qubit” – Alec Hall and David Bird . Qubit is a collective of composers and sound artists who curate and produce events that feature innovative applications of technology in music. They will share the evening with Mari Kimura, who is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. She will perform a recent commission by composer Michael Harrison, and one of her own compositions using her prototype motion sensor system MUGIC.
The New AIR Festival is made possible by the support from:
ICIT (Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology Program at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine) http://music.arts.uci.edu/icit/
Harvestworks Media Arts Center with funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, mediaThe foundation and Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund made possible by the Scherman
Foundation’s Katharine S and Axel G Rosin Fund . http://www.harvestworks.org/